Drone Technology Skills for Professionals and Industry

  • Date: April 19 - May 11, 2024 (Fri 5:30pm-8:30pm, Sat 9:00am-4:30pm)
  • Instructor: Lorenzo Rota
  • Registration Fee: $665 per person
  • Registration Deadline: April 5, 2024
  • To Register: Contact Patti Gulyas at ComEx 707.468.3236
  • Questions: Contact Lorenzo Rota at 831.818.4438 or

This workshop is open to all members of the community, though it is geared (and priced) toward professionals in construction, agriculture, forestry, public safety, natural resources, and digital media.

Class Description: Held over 4 weekends, this 40-hour workshop teaches drone technology/software, FAA regulations, and hands-on drone pilot skills for professionals in agriculture, construction, forestry, public safety, and other industries. Students will learn how to safely pilot professional drones, acquire high quality images and videos, and use them to create 2D maps, 3D models, 360 panoramas, and other deliverables. In addition, the class will cover the business and legal issues for incorporating drones into your company’s operations.

Greenwood Chairmaking with Dan Stalzer

  • Date: July 24 - 29, 2023 (Mon-Fri 8:30-5:30)
  • Location: The Krenov School, 440 Alger Street, Fort Bragg, CA
  • Instructor: Dan Stalzer has studied greenwood chairmaking under both Jenny Alexander and Drew Langsner, and has taught over 80 classes in Mendocino, Sonoma, and Marin.
  • Registration Fee: $1,259
    • To register contact Patti Gulyas at ComEx 707-468-3236.
  • Registration Deadline: June 1, 2023
  • Questions: Please email: 

Class Description: In this class, you will split fresh green logs and shape your chair parts with a drawknife while sitting on a shaving horse. You will learn the process of hand tool joinery while making a classic Appalachian chair for yourself in six days. Seat weaving will be demonstrated on the final day.

All materials included. 


Here is the tool list.


For more information go to:


or call the woodshop at 707-964-7056 or email at

This class is limited to 10 students.

Ongoing Workshop: One-on-One Voiceover Class 

  • Location: Online 
  • Days/Dates/Times: Determined based on student availability. Voices For All will contact you to schedule your class for a date and time of your preference.
  • Presenter: Voices For All
  • Cost: $49
  • To register: Call (707) 468-3236.  

Class Description: 

Do you have a passion for voiceovers? Want to earn income using your talents from the comfort of your home? Explore the fun, rewarding possibilities of the growing remote voiceover industry! Discover the current trends in the industry and how easy and affordable it can be to learn, set up and work from home. You’ll learn about different types of voiceovers and tools you’ll need to find success. Your instructor, a professional voice actor from Voices For All, will take notes as you read a real script in this one-on-one video chat setting and offer coaching to improve your delivery. You’ll receive a professional voiceover evaluation later in a follow up call. One-time, 90-minute, introductory class. Learn more at 18 and over. Upon registration you will be contacted by VFA to schedule your class for a day and time of your convenience.

Requirements: Students must have Internet Access and Video Chatting capabilities using a method such as: Zoom, Skype (Win/Mac/Mobile) or iChat/FaceTime (Mac/iOS). 

Sat, March 4, 2023

Join us in person or via Zoom. REGISTER HERE!

9:00 AM – 2:30 PM PST   Free admission

About this Event

The annual Mendocino College Teachers on Teaching conference is designed to explore a variety of topics of interest to teachers across disciplines from Kindergarten through Community College. The goal of the conference is to bring educators together to share ideas, build collaboration, and learn about current practices and projects in the community. The conference is geared to current and future educators.

This Year’s Theme: Teaching with Compassion! Keynote: Kris Swett and Student presenter Mercy Ruiz Topics: Big Picture; Emotional Well-Being; Building Meaningful Relationships with Students

Workshops will explore:

  • Fostering Connections and Empathy in the Classroom
  • Creating Communities of Care: Building Engagement Among Struggling Student populations
  • Connecting with Community


Lecture: Trauma and Transformation in the Classroom:  Zoom Lecture and Discussion, by Marjorie Florestal
Topics: Explores how racial trauma shows up in the classroom, and how professors can transform the experience into a teaching moment.

Marjorie Florestal, CEO, Blackbird Trauma Training Co., 2022 – Present, Visiting Professor, UC Davis Law School (2015 - 2022), Professor (with tenure), McGeorge Law School (2003 - 2013). Consultant, US State Dept., USAID, African Development Bank, et al. (2001 - 2007) 

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